6 Men, 2 months and 3530 miles across America
“I’ve served as a Royal Marine now in excess of 21 years and have never felt quite so strongly about wanting to achieve something that will help others.” Damian Todd, Gumpathon Team Leader.
On Veteran's Day, The Gumpthon team reached their destination and completed their epic journey across the USA, CONGRATULATIONS.
The journey began September 10, 2010, six very special men from three of the world’s finest fighting forces will attempt to run coast to coast across America to raise funds for injured service men and women on both sides of the Atlantic. The team will run across 16 States, 4 time zones and complete approximately 20 miles a day each, for 8 weeks. One of the team, A British Royal Marine is a triple amputee, the first triple amputee of the war in Afghanistan.
The Gumpathon will raise money for three service charities, In the US - The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and in the UK - The Royal Marine Charitable Trust Fund and Help for Heroes. The team aim to raise at least $1m for each of the charities in a challenge which will become the first time in which U.S and British forces have united to raise funds for such a cause.
Learn more about the event www.thegumpathon.com